What Are the Different Types of Microcomputers?


There are many different types of microcomputers, such as personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones and servers. Any type of computer or device that has a microprocessor chip is a microcomputer.

The term personal computer covers many different types of devices when describing microcomputers. The following is a list of different types of microcomputers:

  • Desktop computer
  • Notebook or laptop computer
  • Tablet computer
  • Smartphone
  • Personal digital assistant
  • Server

Most of these microcomputers are very powerful due to the microprocessor chip that is installed in each one. Each has a different purpose and function, and the chip set reflects the intended use.

Microcomputers are not the only class of computers. There are also supercomputers, minicomputers and mainframes.